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Seagypsy's Blog – October 2011 Archive (5)

VANITAS - DEATH IN THE ARTS

VANITAS

(noun) - A vanitas painting

was a particular type of still life immensely popular in the Netherlands (and

Paris, to a lesser extent), beginning in the 17th century.  The phrase comes to us

courtesy of a Biblical passage in Ecclesiastes, in which the Hebrew word

"hevel" was incorrectly taken to mean "vanity of vanities". But for this slight mistranslation, the term would rightfully be known as a "vapor painting". Be that as it may…

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Added by Seagypsy on October 31, 2011 at 2:27pm — 1 Comment

Sin - eater (just in time for Halloween :-)







Sin-eater



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Added by Seagypsy on October 29, 2011 at 1:52pm — 2 Comments

Pure Joy - lest we forget xxxooo

Added by Seagypsy on October 9, 2011 at 12:16pm — 7 Comments

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